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he's been weak on the world stage. the president in conjunction with secretary of state john kerry who at the moment was in kiev pushing back hard against russian president vladimir putin. trying to send a unified message that it's not the administration that looks bad, it's putin that looks bad. kerry saying at one point putin vaded another country. the president also trying to put pressure. listen. >> strong belief russia's action is violating international law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interceptions but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> the president and secretary of state talking about an aid package of a billion dollars to help out ukraine and deal with it from an economic standpoint. heavy pressure under secretary of state for russia to pushing back further than we've seen so far. >> the president's critics are being very vocal. what are they saying this means about foreign policy. >> dick durban has a large ukrainian population in illini, gave a speech to that community and basically said, he was told 90 minute
on the phone for 90 minutes this weekend. secretary of state john kerry is heading to the region tomorrow. the obama administration says it's going to threaten russia with a combination of sanctions and a diplomatic way out of ukraine. but the russians don't seem to be looking for a way out. president putin claims the military action is protecting the minority ethnic russian population. some russian protesters seen here in this video beating up a pro-ukrainian protester. others have been tearing down ukrainian flags and raising the flag of the russian federation. simon, do you agree that this could be the most important foreign policy decision president obama will make thus far in his presidency? >> oh, absolutely, gretchen. i think there's no question this is the most important foreign policy issue facing him and the most important moment in the history of the relationship between washington and moscow since the collapse of the soviet union. we are at a point now where the russians appear de facto to have annexed the crimean peninsula. the real question is whether or not this is as far a
president vladimir putin a stern warning after he orders military exercises along bored of ukraine. kerry said putin should listen carefully to ukrainians who voiced the desire to change. u.s. does not view russia as a continuation of the cold war. this is not rocky iv. earlier in a televised statement, the drills will test whether the troops are ready for ac, whether threatened, denied, denials connected to the ukraine. but is that really just a coincidence. joining me fox news national security analyst. so ralph, the move of this military exercise today by putin on the board ukraine, convince deny? >> no. of course it's not. as far as john kerry's threat goes, he threatened to remove assad. putin is not scared of kerry or obama. there's no question what amounts to mobilization is called a readiness test. it's mobile saig to get troops ready to go. if putin would decide he wants to invade, it's absolutely 100% to do with ukraine. now, putin does not want to use military force. it's not his first or second option. but make no mistake. he is proud. he's vindictive. he's angry. he believes
regime and vladimir putin that's distancing herself from the white house. >> john kerry meeting with his russian counterpart as we speak. shepard smith live for us in kiev uukraine. shep. >> gretchen, those meetings happening in paris. they were scheduled on another topic. supposedly they were unable to sit down. the word is very little progress made. there's not much room for russians to budge. meantime they are saying it's not their troops in crimea. we flew down to crimea today to get a firsthand look. from our eyes, the russians are not telling the truth. live coverage on gretchen carlson right after this. check it out. i can't believe your mom has a mom cave! today i have new campbell's chuy spicy chicken quesadilla soup. she gives me chunky before every game. i'm very souperstitious. haha, that's a good one! haha! [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. thcar loan didn't start here. [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it started with that overdue bill he never got. checking his experian credit report and score allowed him to identify and better addr
secretary of state john kerry warning russia against military intervention saying any kind of military intervention that would violate sovereign territorial integrity of ukraine would be a huge, a grave mistake. ukraine's ousted president currently in russia saying he still considers himself ukraine's leader. time to bring in a former congressman from kansas and attorney for former ukrainian leader yulia tymoshenko. >> good to see you. >> this is heating up now. is russia listening to secretary of state john kerry? >> i don't think russia wants instability on its border in ukraine any more than the united states or european union. there's common interest to stabilize the situation in ukraine. that means this new government has to be committed to unt, reconciling different factions in the country and they have to be committed to freedom and democracy. i hope they are. >> it's interesting because you have a lot of experience having traveled to ukraine on many occasions. but my question to you is if putin was on the same page as the united states, why would he put these troops there? >> t
to the united states. as secretary kerry said and ambassador rice said intervention would be a grave mistake. we call on russia to respect its international obligations made under the u.n. charter to refrain from the threat or use of force against territorial integrity or independence of any state profit live in kiev. katie. >> we're getting reports airspace over crimea has been closed. armed men in combat uniforms have seized the international airport there as well as a military airfield in that region. similarly reports from a tv station, crimea tv, their editor in chief says their building has been tormd by armed men. a teleconcompany in the region says they are unable to contact their units in the crimea. the british foreign office urged all of eight citizens in that region to leave the area by commercial means. if you heard the white house saying they are investigating, seeking classification on the origin of these armed men and warning in strongest possible terms any intervention they say would be a grave mistake. moscow denies these are their troops, these are people, defense militia mere
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